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AECOM Stormwater Compliance Lead in Los Angeles, California

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a well-rounded Stormwater Compliance Lead with a focus on water quality, stormwater compliance, industrial wastewater and water regulatory guidance in Southern California. The selected candidate will join AECOM’s Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) + Air practice within the Environment Business Line. The primary emphasis of the group is to support clients with their environmental regulatory compliance needs for a variety of federal, municipal, and private-sector clients. The Senior Water Quality Engineer will be responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships for the EHS practice, managing complex projects and programs, mentoring and developing junior staff.

A successful candidate will have demonstrated experience managing clients in California and/or along the West Coast, as well as the ability to utilize their environmental technical compliance experience to help our clients navigate their environmental compliance challenges. Additionally, qualified candidates will have excellent analytical, writing, presentation, and managerial skills, with a professional background in environmental consulting.

The Senior Water Quality Engineer will also work under the direction of the EHS Practice Lead in client project delivery, writing proposals, winning work and marketing AECOM’s services through webinars and promotional material.

Significant experience in the following areas is required:

  • Supporting business development efforts, including preparation of technical and cost proposals, to grow our environmental compliance work with new clients and existing.

  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with clients to enhance client retention and growth.

  • Managing projects which include but not limited to the preparation Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), industrial wastewater discharge permits, managing a stormwater sampling team, Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) Plans and other water quality or compliance projects.

  • Researching, reviewing, and analyzing policies and regulations.

  • Supporting regulatory compliance tasks relating to stormwater management.

  • Mentoring junior staff and leading project teams to efficiently execute environmental compliance projects.

About AECOM’s Environment Business Line

Join AECOM to be part of an expert global team who is connected through a well-developed, worldwide, internal technical practice network through which you can learn from and brainstorm with the best in the world. AECOM is an industry-leading, world class environmental firm, and we want you to succeed within it. We respect and encourage your own pathway to excellence via our Freedom to Grow initiative.

AECOM is known for our award-winning technical excellence, leading-edge science and innovative project delivery. We provide sustainable solutions for some of the world’s most challenging issues. Our global clients and their projects are diverse and interesting. They span market sectors and geographies and require innovative technical solutions to solve wide-ranging environmental problems within diverse community profiles.

AECOM’s Sustainable Legacies program describes our approach to the environment, social equity and governance (ESG.) We embed sustainability throughout our business and help clients embed sustainable practices into their work. We help clients reduce their impact on the environment, achieve compliance and reduce risks.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Management, Science, Engineering, or relevant environmental discipline.

  • 6 years of technical experience directly related to environmental multi-media environmental regulatory compliance (e.g., CWA, RCRA, CAA, HSC etc.) and its application (i.e., developing SPCC/SWPPP plans, preparing NPDES stormwater and wastewater permits, conducting multi-media compliance audits and providing corrective actions, developing environmental compliance SOPs and programs, etc.).

  • Qualified Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Developer and Practitioner (QSD / QSP) and/or Qualified Industrial Stormwater Practitioner (QISP)

  • Valid US Driver's License and pre-employment driving record verification is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certification (e.g., CHMM, PE, CEP) and/or PMP certification.

  • Experience in developing and implementing construction and industrial stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) in California

  • At least 8 years of project/program management experience directly related to environmental compliance projects from proposal development through completion for an environmental consulting firm (i.e., developing proposals/cost estimates, managing clients, projects, and project teams; coordinating resources and managing subcontractors; etc.).

  • Ability to independently manage various environmental compliance projects and programs ranging in size and scale.

  • Environmental consulting experience with both public and private-sector clients in California.

  • Experience working with communicating and working with various regulatory agencies.

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills; proficient in technical writing; highly effective organization and multi-tasking skills.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands, think strategically and successfully lead multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, judgment and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Experience mentoring junior staff and leading project teams for environmental compliance work.

  • Ability to support business development efforts, including preparation of technical and cost proposals, to grow our environmental compliance work with existing and new clients.

  • Working understanding of federal contracting and sub-contracting practices and requirements.

  • Experience with health & safety regulatory compliance.

  • Managing environmental due diligence portfolios (Phase I and II

Additional Information

  • Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required.

  • Some travel is required in and around the state of California and the west region (up to 25%/month).

  • Offered rate of compensation (California locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $80,000-149,000.00.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10080236

Business Line: Environment

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: West

Career Area: Engineering

Work Location Model: Hybrid